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Skills available for Manitoba grade 7 English language arts curriculum

IXL's grade 7 skills will be aligned to the Manitoba Curriculum soon! Until then, you can view a complete list of grade 7 objectives below.

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4 Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.

  • 4.1 Generate and Focus

    • 4.1.1 Consider form and audience when generating ideas and focusing a topic.

    • 4.1.2 Select and compose using specific forms [such as character sketches, legends, video program, scripts, stories, advertisements, posters...] that serve various audiences and purposes.

    • 4.1.3 Identify and use appropriate organizational patterns [such as key idea and supporting details, cause and effect, sequence...] that serve various audiences and purposes.

  • 4.2 Enhance and Improve

    • 4.2.1 Appraise and suggest revisions for own and others' work and presentations using appropriate criteria and a variety of strategies [such as peer editing, checklists, self-reflections...].

    • 4.2.2 Revise to create effective sentences that convey content clearly and generate reader interest.

    • 4.2.3 Determine the appropriateness of handwriting or word processing for a particular task when composing, formatting, and revising; combine print and visuals when desktop publishing.

    • 4.2.4 Experiment with figures of speech [including similes, metaphors, and personification], selecting appropriate words and sentence patterns during revision to enhance clarity and artistry.

    • 4.2.5 Prepare compositions, reports, and inquiry or research projects using a variety of organizers [such as titles, subtitles, headings, subtopics, graphic organizers...].

  • 4.3 Attend to Conventions

    • 4.3.1 Edit for consistent verb tense and to eliminate unnecessary repetition of words and ideas.

    • 4.3.2 Know spelling conventions and apply them to familiar and unfamiliar words [such as technical and scientific terminology, words with foreign derivations...]; use appropriate resources when editing and proofreading.

    • 4.3.3 Know and apply capitalization and punctuation conventions in simple, compound, and complex sentences when editing and proofreading.

  • 4.4 Present and Share

    • 4.4.1 Facilitate small-group activities and short, whole-class sessions to share information on a topic using pre-established active learning strategies [such as role-plays, language games, simulations...].

    • 4.4.2 Deliver short oral presentations and reports using verbal and non-verbal cues [such as diction, pacing, presence, facial expression, gestures...] to focus audience attention; project emotion appropriate to the subject and point of view.

    • 4.4.3 Demonstrate critical listening and viewing skills and strategies [such as evaluating content, quality, presentation delivery...] and show respect for presenter(s) through appropriate audience behaviours [such as showing attentiveness, participating in audience activities...].